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$85 Weekly Shopping and Menu 1-13-20

Good news- I think by the end of this week, I’ll have used up all the freezer meals I made in December for my 25 Days of Freezer Meals series!

Wait, I take that back. I think there’s a Stir Fry hiding in there somewhere. But besides that, my freezer will be partially empty!

It’s been kind of fun eating from my freezer and using my grocery money to help buy other things. This week was dishwasher tabs and hand soap from Sam’s Club, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that if I needed to buy a bunch of groceries, too.

Starting this weekend though, I’ll be setting aside $5.00 again for a Sam’s run. Good thing too, because we’re just about out of toilet paper! I don’t know about you, but the Member’s Mark brand toilet paper is just the best. I can’t use any other kind ever again; too bad it costs like $20.00, but it lasts us 4-6 months.

By the way, did you miss my announcement last week? I opened up my FREE Budget Grocery Jumpstart course! If you’ve been wanting to buy healthy groceries on a budget but don’t know where to start, I’ve got your back. So many people have jumped on board and I’d love to have you join us!

Here’s what I ended up buying this week:

Wal Mart

2 bags Ancient Harvest quinoa: $3.62, was a substitution for the 1 bag I wanted!
Mustard: $1.00, another substitution
Brownberry hot dog buns: $.87, another substitution
Bananas, 2.22 pounds: $1.08
Broccoli, 1.47 pounds: $2.17
Butternut squash, 3.87 pounds: $3.75
Green onions: $.50
Cucumber: $.58
Grape tomatoes: $2.48
Sweetener packets: $1.25
Cream cheese: $1.52
Peanut butter filled pretzels: $4.12
Turkey sausage sticks: $3.58
Frozen stir fry veggies: $2.33
Spinach: $1.98
Cereal bars: $1.43
10 Yoplait yogurts: $.50 each
2 tubs plain Greek yogurt: $3.47 each
2 bags frozen berries, 16-oz: $1.98 each
3 dozen eggs: $1.18 each
Milk: $2.76
Cottage cheese: $1.64
Chocolate caramel creamer: $1.84

Total: $47.94 after a $10.00 off code. Sign up here for grocery pickup and we’ll both get $10.00 off a $50.00 order!


Collagen: $4.34, used a $2.00/1 digital coupon
Bottle of kids vitamins: $11.19
Box of kids vitamins: $4.99, was free from BOGO free. I wanted two bottles, but only one was left!
2 bottles Xtra detergent: $1.99 each
Peanut butter: $2.39
Vinegar: Free with a coupon from the mail
Natures Choice farro: $4.49
Strawberries: $2.50

Total: $28.36

Sam’s Club

Dishwasher tabs: $9.98
Hand soap: $6.98

Total: $18.23
Weekly Total: $94.53. I had a huge overage from last week and still have $4.00 left for this week.


Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.

Small Group- Making a Greek Farro Salad
Ham and Bean Soup* (In freezer) with cornbread
Hot dogs* (Hot dogs in freezer), broccoli tots*
Instant Pot Chickpea Curry*
Macaroni and Cheese With Ham* (In freezer)
Deli turkey* wraps on Panera flatbread*, fruit

Peanut Butter Energy Bites, yogurt
French Toast Casserole
Egg Quinoa Bowls (Cooked quinoa, roasted butternut squash/broccoli, spinach, fried eggs)

What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!


Monday 13th of January 2020

I agree Sam’s club TP is the best! I have Costco too and theirs isn’t great. We’re doing a pantry Challenge this month so I have spent zero from my January budget so far. Trying to rollover most of the budget so that I have a good cushion for more expensive weeks.


Monday 13th of January 2020

Amazing job, Michelle!!! You know, my mom said the same thing about Costco's toilet paper. Glad I stick with Sam's. =)

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